Transfer rumours continue to emerge at a rapid rate, with less than a week until the summer window closes. Henry Jackson takes a look at which players have made the headlines in recent days, with several stars reportedly set to leave Liverpool.
It has become clear that Brendan Rodgers does not see Borini as part of his future plans, and the Express reports that the 23-year-old Italian could be set for a move to AC Milan before the end of the transfer window.
Fernando Torres appears to be at the top of the Rossoneri‘s wish-list, but should a deal for the former Reds striker fail to materialise, Borini is seen as a potential replacement.
The signing of Mario Balotelli has put the former Roma forward even further down the Anfield pecking order, and his first-team opportunities would be limited to say the least if he were to stay this season.
Agger’s future at Liverpool has been up in the air all summer, and the 29-year-old admits he is unsure whether he will still be a Reds player come 2nd September.
In an interview with Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, the Denmark captain had the following to say about his current situation:
“The future is complicated. There are a few things that has to be sorted and we have to take it from there. I actually don’t know what will happen. It is a bit up to Liverpool.
“I have had niggling injuries at the wrong times and I have to say that it is difficult to change the team when it is winning. I am not frustrated by that. I am frustrated the way it happened and the way it was handled.”
The purchase of Dejan Lovren, coupled with Rodgers’ preference of both Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho over Agger means he will have to accept sitting on the substitutes’ bench for much of this season. At 29, and an international skipper, it seems unlikely he will be willing to do that.
Robinson is another who looks as if he’s heading for the Anfield exit door, with the Daily Mail claiming the 20-year-old could set for a permanent move to QPR.
The £1m rated youngster is seen as a good option to bring in at left-back by Rs manager Harry Redknapp, and with new signing Alberto Moreno, Jose Enrique and Jon Flanagan all ahead of Robinson in terms of importance at Liverpool, it is a move that would surely suit both parties.
Robinson has made a total of 11 first-team appearances for Liverpool since his debut in 2010. At the time, he became the youngest player ever to represent the club, at 16 years and 250 days.
The 27-year-old is not the player he was once was, with injuries stunting his progress and first-team opportunities becoming more and more limited over the last 12 months or so. His display on the opening weekend against Southampton epitomised his fall from grace, and perhaps made Rodgers realise he was no longer part of his plans.
Formers Reds manager Rafa Benitez is reportedly keen to pay £1.5m in order to take Lucas to the Italian club, and if he did go it would bring an end to seven years of very fine service to Liverpool Football Club.
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